Source: La Alianza surveys, NDWA Labs
Released: April 1, 2022
Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report shows the number of jobs added in March was slightly below market expectations.1 Unemployment rates for Latina and Black women decreased in March 2022. Similarly, NDWA Labs’ March Report shows that the percentage of jobless domestic worker respondents in March decreased compared to February. However, joblessness is at 20%, still more than twice the rate compared to the 9% who reported having no jobs before COVID-19.2
In this report, we compare indicators for domestic workers’ joblessness, wages, housing security and food security in the first quarter of 2022 (January, February, March) versus the fourth quarter of 2021. Joblessness for domestic workers remained largely unchanged compared to the previous quarter, and domestic workers remain in a precarious economic situation.